Projects

Stephens Ranch Phase II North Collector Substation, O’Donnell, TX.
December 2014 – April 2015.
This 345/34.5kV – 235MVA wind farm collector substation is an ongoing project which will tie into the now existing SR I Substation. Its tubular aluminum bus high & low, ten breaker 34.5kV Box Structure and an 8 MVAR Reactor unit. The 345kV bus jumpers are welded double 1272 ACSR and the 34.5kV main jumpers are quadruple 1272 ACSR. The project included more than 450 yd3 of concrete piers & pads and over 53,000’ of control wire installation and termination. 

Stephens Ranch Wind Energy – Owner. Wanzek Construction – Prime Contractor.

Stephens Ranch Phase II North 345kV T-Line, O’Donnell, TX.
January 2015 – April 2015.
This 6 mile 345kV, single circuit, double conductor line is an ongoing project which will tie the above mentioned SR II North Sub into the existing SR I Sub. The line is a concrete mono-pole, braced horizontal insulator design with an average pole height of 120’ (48,000 lbs.) and an average span of 800’. There are 5 existing power line and 7 road crossings.

Stephens Ranch Wind Energy – Owner. Wanzek Construction – Prime Contractor.

Beethoven Wind Substation, Tripp, SD.
October 2014 – February 2015.
Beethoven is a 115/34.5kV – 83MVA wind farm collector substation with cable bus high side and tubular aluminum bus low side. The below grade work was completed late 2014 so the above grade work could continue as equipment arrived in January & February.

Carstensen Energy, Inc. – Owner. Consulting Engineers Group (CEG) – Engineers.

Carroll Substation, Templeton, IA.
July 2014 – October 2014.
The Carroll Sub is a 69/34.5kV – 23MVA wind farm collector substation with cable bus on both the high side & low side. Paradigm worked with Consulting Engineers Group to provide a complete turnkey EPC package for Mortenson.

Carroll Area Wind Farm LLC – Owner. M.A. Mortenson – Prime Contractor.

Stephens Ranch Phase I South Collector Substation, O’Donnell, TX.
June 2014 – October 2014.
SR I is a 345/34.5kV – 225MVA wind farm collector substation with tubular aluminum bus, an eight feeder 34.5kV Box Structure and two 4 MVAR Reactor units. The 345kV bus jumpers are welded double 1272 ACSR and the 34.5kV main jumpers are quadruple 1272 ACSR. The project included more than 600 yd3 of concrete piers & pads and over 55,000’ of control wire installation and termination.

Stephens Ranch Wind Energy – Owner. Wanzek Construction – Prime Contractor.

Stephens Ranch Phase I South T-line, O’Donnell, TX.
August 2014 – October 2014.
This 13 mile 345kV, single circuit, double conductor line is a concrete mono-pole, braced horizontal insulator design with an average pole height of 115’ (38,000 lbs.) and an average span of 850’ which connects the South Sub to the existing Longdraw Substation. There are 6 existing power line and 4 road crossings.

Stephens Ranch Wind Energy – Owner. Wanzek Construction – Prime Contractor.

Los Vientos III Collector Substation, Rio Grande City, TX.
May 2014 – October 2014.
Los Vientos III is a 345/138/34.5kV – 211MVA wind farm collector substation with tubular aluminum bus, an eight feeder 34.5kV Box Structure, four 16 MVAR Capacitor Banks, a 13.5 MVAR Reactor, and a 10 MVAR Distributed Static Compensator unit. The sub will initially operate at 138kV and switch to 345kV once a future AEP 345kV line is in service.

Los Vientos III Wind LLC – Owner. Wanzek Construction – Prime Contractor.

Los Vientos III 345kV Transmission Line, Rio Grande City, TX.
July 2014 – October 2014.
This is a 5 mile single circuit 345kV over-head line we built to connect the Los Vientos III Sub to an existing AEP 138kV line. The line is bundled 795 ACSR conductor on concrete mono-pole structures and will initially operate at 138kV until the future AEP 345kV line is complete.

Los Vientos III Wind LLC – Owner. Wanzek Construction – Prime Contractor.

West Substation Capacitor Bank Addition, Detroit Lakes, MN.
May 2014 – July 2014.
The West Sub is an existing 115/12.47kV – 42MVA municipal distribution substation. We constructed an addition to the existing sub to add a new 13 MVAR Capacitor Bank & (3) 0.25 mH Reactors with related 115kV Sf6 Breaker, GOAB, control panels, wiring, testing & commissioning.

Detroit Lakes Public Utilities – Owner.

Los Vientos Substation Modification, Lyford, TX.
November 2012 - February 2013.
The project involves modifications to both the Los Vientos I and Los Vientos II (a.k.a. Los Vientos 1A & 1B) Substations which are both 138/34.5kV – 211MVA wind farm collector substations with tubular aluminum high side bus and open air (8) feeder bus low side. The modification involves the addition of (24) CLIP units and (24) Regulators at each substation.

Duke Energy Renewables – Owner. Wanzek Construction – Prime Contractor.

Opportunity Substation, Moorhead, MN.
October 2012 - March 2013.
The Opportunity Substation is a 115/12.47kV – 25MVA municipal substation with a tubular aluminum high side loop bus and indoor metal clad switchgear low side. Paradigm is the project prime contractor using subcontractors for site development, foundations and fencing.

Moorhead Public Utilities – Owner.

Garfield Substation, Pierre, SD.
October 2012 - July 2013.
The Garfield Substation is a 115/12.47kV – 30MVA municipal substation with a tubular aluminum high side loop bus and indoor metal clad switchgear low side. Paradigm is the project prime contractor and is self-performing all aspects of the project except site development and fencing.

City of Pierre – Owner.

Lakeswind Collector Substation, Hawley, MN.
October 2013 – December 2013.
Lakeswind is a 115/34.5kV – 55MVA wind farm collector substation with a cable high side bus and a two feeder tubular aluminum low side bus. 

Lakeswind Power Partners – Owner. Wanzek Construction – Prime Contractor.

Lakeswind Collection System, Hawley, MN.
October 2013 – December 2013.
This collection system consisted of 35kV underground cable connecting 32 GE ESS 1.6MW wind turbines on spread foundations to the Lakeswind Collector Substation. The underground cable, transformers, & sectionalizers were installed by Gulbranson Excavating. Paradigm installed all cable splices, terminations, & ground points. We also installed and terminated the 690V cable between the towers and GSUs as well as the tower foundation conduits and grounding.

Lakeswind Power Partners – Owner. Wanzek Construction – Prime Contractor.

Lakeswind Transmission Line, Pelican Rapids, MN.
October 2013 – December 2013.
This line consisted of approximately 9 miles of 115kV, steel mono-pole with laminate angle structures, single circuit 336 ACSR with 24 fiber OPGW which connects the Lakeswind Collector Substation to the Great River Energy Tamarack Substation. Lakeswind Power Partners – Owner. Wanzek Construction – Prime Contractor.

Vienna II Collection System, Beaman, IA.
October 2013 – November 2013.
This was an addition to the existing Vienna wind farm collection system and consisted of 35kV underground cable connecting 19 Siemens 2.3MW wind turbines on spread foundations to the Vienna Collector Substation. The underground cable, transformers, & sectionalizers were installed by Gulbranson Excavating & Holland Excavating. Paradigm installed all cable splices, terminations, & ground points. We also installed and terminated the 690V cable between the towers and GSUs as well as the tower foundation conduits and grounding.

MidAmerican – Owner. Wanzek Construction – Prime Contractor.

Pioneer Generation Station Phase 1, Williston, ND.
March 2013 – September 2013.
The Pioneer Generation Station was a gas turbine electrical generating plant which contained three 71.2 MVA GE gas turbines which feed into a 115kV transmission line via three 115/13.8kV - 75MVA GSU transformers. In phase 1, we installed the tie-in to the 115kV line, the control cabling & building electrical for the plant, and installed the grounding & lightning protection for the first turbine and Power Control Module (PCM). 

Basin Electric – Owner. Wanzek Construction – Prime Contractor.

Lonesome Creek Generation Station Phase 1, Alexander, ND.
April 2013 – November 2013.
The Lonesome Creek Generation Station was a gas turbine electrical generating plant which contains three 71.2 MVA GE gas turbines which feed into a 115kV transmission line via three 115/13.8kV - 75MVA GSU transformers. In phase 1, we installed the tie-in to the 115kV line, the control cabling & building electrical for the plant, and installed the grounding & lightning protection for the first turbine and Power Control Module (PCM).

Basin Electric – Owner. Wanzek Construction – Prime Contractor.

Los Vientos 1A Substation, Lyford, TX. 
November 2012 - February 2013.
Los Vientos 1A (a.k.a. Los Vientos I) is a 138/34.5kV – 211MVA wind farm collector substation with tubular aluminum high side bus and open air (8) feeder bus low side. The design also includes a 3MVA generator bay and (3) cap banks totaling 34.2 MVAR. Our scope included the complete substation project and we hired subcontractors for the foundations and fence.

Duke Energy Renewables – Owner. Wanzek Construction – Prime Contractor.

Los Vientos 1B Substation, Lyford, TX. 
April 2012 - September 2012.
Los Vientos 1B (a.k.a. Los Vientos II) is a 138/34.5kV – 211MVA wind farm collector substation with tubular aluminum high side bus and open air (8) feeder bus low side. The design also includes (5) cap banks totaling 50 MVAR. Our scope included the complete substation project and we hired subcontractors for the foundations and fence.

Duke Energy Renewables – Owner. Wanzek Construction – Prime Contractor.

Broken Bow I, Broken Bow, NE. 
June 2012 – August 2012.
This was a 115/34.5kV – 95MVA wind farm collector substation with tubular aluminum T bus high side and open air (4) feeder bus low side. We contracted the complete substation project and hired subcontractors for the foundations and fence.

Edison Mission Energy – Owner. Wanzek Construction – Prime Contractor.

Prairie Rose Wind, Hardwick, MN.
June 2012 – September 2012.
This was a 115/34.5kV – 240MVA wind farm collector substation and an attached (3) breaker 115kV switchyard. The substation was a two transformer configuration with tubular aluminum bus high side and indoor metal clad switchgear (14) feeder bus low side and a low side dynamic reactive load management system. Our scope included the complete substation and switchyard construction excluding the site development, foundations, and fence.

Enel Green Power – Owner. Mortenson Construction – Prime Contractor.

Ironwood Substation, Spearville, KS. 
February 2012 - May 2012.
The Ironwood Sub is a 345/34.5kV – 180MVA wind farm collector substation with tubular aluminum high side bus and open air (7) feeder bus low side. Our scope included the complete substation project and we hired subcontractors for the foundations and fence.

Duke Energy Renewables – Owner. Wanzek Construction – Prime Contractor.

Cimarron I Substation, Cimarron, KS. 
February 2012 - June 2012.
Cimarron I was a 345/34.5kV – 180MVA wind farm collector substation with tubular aluminum high side bus and open air (7) feeder bus low side. Our scope included the complete substation project and we hired subcontractors for the foundations and fence.

Sunflower Electric – Owner. Wanzek Construction – Prime Contractor.

Cimarron II Substation, Cimarron, KS. 
December 2011 - March 2012.
Cimarron II was a 345/34.5kV – 180MVA wind farm collector substation with tubular aluminum high side bus and open air (6) feeder bus low side. Our scope included the complete substation project and we hired subcontractors for the foundations and fence.

Duke Energy – Owner. Wanzek Construction – Prime Contractor.

Buckner Switchyard, Cimarron, KS.
November 2011 - March 2012.
The Buckner Switchyard was a very large 345kV (8) breaker yard with a 5” schedule 80 tubular aluminum bus and incorporated a reactive load balancing system. Our scope included the complete switchyard project minus the site development. We subcontracted half of the foundation work and all of the fence.

Duke Energy – Owner. Wanzek Construction – Prime Contractor.

Industrial Substation, Orange City, IA. 
August 2011 - November 2011.
The Industrial Substation is a 69/12.47kV – 70MVA municipal substation with high side loop and metal clad indoor switchgear. It requires building a short section of transmission line through the City’s industrial park area to tie into the existing transmission loop. Paradigm performed all aspects of the project using subcontractors for site development and fencing.

City of Orange City – Owner.

Rockland Substation, American Falls, ID.
July 2011 - September 2011.
This is a 138/34.5kV – 85MVA wind farm collection substation with open air high & low sides. Wanzek provided site development and a driller for the pier foundations. Paradigm provided concrete work and all other work to complete the project minus the high side bus work which was done by the owner.

Ridgeline Energy – Owner. Wanzek Industrial Constructors – Prime Contractor.

Pocahontas Prairie Substation, Palmer, IA.
August 2011 - October 2011.
Pocahontas is a 161/34.5kV – 51MVA wind farm collection substation built adjacent to and tied into the existing Pomeroy Substation. It is an open air high side and indoor metal clad lowside switchgear configuration. Site work and foundations were provided by Mortenson.

Gamesa – Owner. Mortenson Construction – Prime Contractor.

Elk Wind Substation, Greeley, IA.
June 2011 - August 2011.
Elk Wind is a 69/34.5kV – 30MVA open air wind farm collector substation which tied into the existing ajoining MEC substation. Site work and foundations were provided by Mortenson. All other work was provided by Paradigm.

Gamesa – Owner. Mortenson Construction – Prime Contractor.

Wildorado Switchyard & Substation, Wildorado, TX. 
March 2011 - May 2011.
This project combined a 230/34.5kV – 100MVA substation and a 230kV loop switchyard. The substation was an open air high side with an indoor metal clad switchgear lowside. The switchyard required cutting a loop into the existing 230kV line to tie in. Wanzek provided the site development and Paradigm provided all other construction services. This was a very tight schedule and the project was completed in less than 90 days.

Cielo Wind – Owner. Wanzek Construction – Prime Contractor.

Taloga Substation, Putnam, OK. 
February 2011 - April 2011.
Taloga is a 138/34.5kV – 140MVA open air wind farm collection substation with a three stage capacitor bank. It was a new build with the tie-in provided by others. Wanzek provided site development and Paradigm provided all other aspects of the construction.

Edison Mission – Owner. Wanzek Industrial Constructors – Prime Contractor.